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Priority Pass SFO: Everything you need to know

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    Once in a while you may end up with a delayed flight, but at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), you may not even be mad about it. Not only does this airport have tons of ways to stay entertained, but it has multiple airport lounges in the Priority Pass™ network — a perfect respite from your travels.

    In this article, we'll share how to access the SFO lounges and restaurants in the Priority Pass network.

    A quick overview of SFO Airport

    SFO is located 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco. To navigate the various terminals, you can take the AirTrain that runs 24/7 with stops at each terminal. If you're leaving the airport and heading downtown, you can use the BART station.

    If you'd like to explore the airport, there are many ways to pass the time. A museum features more than 60 pieces of art with rotating exhibits including paintings, sculptures and more. Enjoy live music? The airport pays homage to Bay Area legends such as Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin with live musical performances featuring local artists.

    And if that's not enough, SFO's famed Wag Brigade is available to offer some stress-reducing cuddles before your flight. This adorable group of over 20 dogs and a therapy pig named LiLou stroll the airport with the important job of cheering up wary passengers. A much needed rush of oxytocin before your flight!

    What lounges in the Priority Pass network are located at SFO?

    SFO has many airport lounges, but to access the lounges in the Priority Pass network, you'll need a membership. Priority Pass provides over 1,300 airport experiences around the world, from spacious lounges with diverse amenities to attractive spas and restaurants. There are several ways to get a Priority Pass membership, including as a benefit of a credit card, and we explain them below.

    The Priority Pass network of lounges and restaurants is robust at SFO Airport, and it's a common through point for flight transfers. Here are facilities that Priority Pass members can access at SFO provided capacity hasn't been reached:

    Air France KLM Lounge - International Terminal A

    Priority Pass members can access this lounge, which has a welcoming open floor plan. The lounge is filled with several food options, spacious seating, business services and quiet areas.

    • Location: Concourse A, Level 3
    • Hours: 7:30 AM to 11:30 PM daily
    • Amenities: Wi-Fi, food, beer and wine, flight monitors

    Please note this lounge is only accessible to passengers departing from International Terminal A.

    British Airways Lounge – International Terminal A

    Recently renovated with modern touches, you'll enjoy snacks, sandwiches and a buffet as well as soft drinks and alcohol. With lots of spacious seating and business services, you'll have no problem passing the time in this lounge.

    • Location: Near Gate 5
    • Hours: 5 AM to 11:30 AM daily
    • Amenities: Wi-Fi, food, alcohol, showers, business services

    China Airlines Lounge – International Terminal A

    Priority Pass members can enjoy this traditional but elegant airport oasis. This lounge will welcome you warmly for a maximum stay of 3 hours. There are large comfy chairs, plenty of refreshments, plus hot and cold meals to enjoy.

    • Location: Near Gate A1, Level 4
    • Hours: 7:30 AM to 11:30 PM daily
    • Amenities: Wi-Fi, food, beer and wine, flight monitors

    SFO Priority Pass participating restaurants

    Priority Pass is mainly known for its airport lounges, but members also get perks at certain restaurants. When an eligible Priority Pass member visits these restaurants, they receive credits to use toward their bill. It's best to confirm the conditions of your membership to know exactly what to expect when visiting a Priority Pass network restaurant in SFO. Here is a list of participating restaurants at SFO:

    San Francisco Giants Clubhouse – Terminal 3

    A true sports fan's destination! Enjoy Giants games, news and other sports on a wrap-around digital wall while enjoying a ballpark-inspired menu.

    • Location: Concourse F, near Gate F13
    • Hours: 5:30 AM to 11:00 PM daily

    Yankee Pier – Terminal 3

    If you're looking for a casual spot with California vibes, this place is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You'll find fresh seafood options such as crab, lobster and clam chowder. Or find a spot at the bar and indulge in a glass of wine.

    • Location: Concourse F, near Gate F4
    • Hours: 5:30 AM to 10 PM daily

    Mustards Bar and Grill - International Terminal G

    Stop here for true American fare with quite a bit of sophistication. You may want to try something cooked in the airport's only wood-fired oven.

    • Location: Near Gate G3
    • Hours: 7 AM to 8 PM daily

    Lark Creek Grill - Terminal 2

    Explore a menu of salads, burgers and seafood using locally sourced ingredients. Try a mimosa for breakfast or peruse their wine and specialty cocktail options to go with your dinner.

    • Location: Near Gate D1
    • Hours: 5 AM to 10 PM daily

    How do I get access to lounges in the Priority Pass network at SFO?

    There are several ways to get airport lounge access, including:

    Purchase a membership

    When you sign up for a membership with Priority Pass, you can choose from annual plans that start at $99. The membership levels suit different travel needs. For instance, if you want unlimited access to lounges without paying a fee per visit, consider the Prestige membership plan.

    Get a day pass

    You can enjoy the same experience you'd get with a Priority Pass membership. For more information about a Club Pass, visit

    Complimentary Priority Pass Select membership with Chase Sapphire Reserve

    The Chase Sapphire Reserve® Credit Card has many benefits, from rewards to travel and purchase coverage, as well as an annual fee. It also includes lounge access by way of a complimentary Priority Pass Select membership. It will give you and two guests access to all the lounges in the Priority Pass network around the world for no additional fees, including the SFO locations listed above.

    In conclusion

    The San Francisco Airport is in the San Francisco Bay area, which is known just as much for its popular wine destinations as it is for its Silicon Valley tech giants. If you have a long enough layover you might want to consider a quick trip into the city of San Francisco. With the airport's close proximity to downtown, you can be there in no time. Hop on a cable car, get lunch in Chinatown and pick up some souvenirs at Fisherman's Warf and Uber it back to the airport before your flight starts to board.

    If you would rather get some R&R during your time at SFO, several lounges in the Priority Pass network can deliver what you're looking for.

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